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Biographical Information

 For over twenty years, Mr. Lipinsky has successfully represented workers in all areas of employment litigation, including cases involving sexual harassment, disability and pregnancy discrimination, race, age, sexual orientation and gender discrimination, California Family Rights Act violations, Wage and Hour violations, retaliation, breach of contract, and wrongful termination in violation of public policy against some of the nation’s largest employers.Mr. Lipinsky has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” by the prestigious National Trial Lawyers organization. He has also been recognized by Inland Empire Magazine’s “Top Lawyers in the Inland Empire” 2010-2017 Editions; is “AV-preeminent” rated by Martindale-Hubbell; has been honored as a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2012; has been named as one of the “Best Lawyers in Southern California” by the Wall Street Journal, American Lawyer Media, and “Best Lawyers in America;” and has been recognized for his litigation accomplishments in multiple years by the California Employment Lawyers Association. In 2013, Mr. Lipinsky was named a finalist for the Consumer Attorneys of California’s “Streetfighter of the Year Award.” For the past 4 years, Mr. Lipinsky has been named “California Whistleblower Attorney of the Year” by Corporate Intl Magazine.Mr. Lipinsky currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California. He also serves as President of the Consumer Attorney of the Inland Empire, Past-President of the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, and on the Board of the University of La Verne Department Legal Studies. Mr. Lipinsky is also admitted as a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  Mr. Lipinsky has spoken on several occasions to attorneys throughout the State of California on litigating and trying employment law cases.

Mr. Lipinsky is co-author of “Inside the Minds: Representing Employees in Sexual Harassment Cases,” Thompson Reuters (2012).

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

1997
Supreme Court of California
United States District Court – Central District of California

2012
United States District Court- Southern District of California

2013
United States Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit

Education

1997
Juris Doctor
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA
Gerald T. McLaughlin Dean’s Scholar (1994-1997)

1994
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (Magna Cum Laude)
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Professional Experience

For over twenty years, Mr. Lipinsky has successfully represented workers in all areas of employment litigation, including cases involving sexual harassment, disability and pregnancy discrimination, race, age, sexual orientation and gender discrimination, California Family Rights Act violations, Wage and Hour violations, retaliation, breach of contract, and wrongful termination in violation of public policy against some of the nation’s largest employers.Mr. Lipinsky has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” by the prestigious National Trial Lawyers organization. He has also been recognized by Inland Empire Magazine’s “Top Lawyers in the Inland Empire” 2010-2017 Editions; is “AV-preeminent” rated by Martindale-Hubbell; has been honored as a “Super Lawyer” every year since 2012; has been named as one of the “Best Lawyers in Southern California” by the Wall Street Journal, American Lawyer Media, and “Best Lawyers in America;” and has been recognized for his litigation accomplishments in multiple years by the California Employment Lawyers Association. In 2013, Mr. Lipinsky was named a finalist for the Consumer Attorneys of California’s “Streetfighter of the Year Award.” For the past 4 years, Mr. Lipinsky has been named “California Whistleblower Attorney of the Year” by Corporate Intl Magazine.Mr. Lipinsky currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Consumer Attorneys of California. He also serves as President of the Consumer Attorney of the Inland Empire, Past-President of the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, and on the Board of the University of La Verne Department Legal Studies. Mr. Lipinsky is also admitted as a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).   Mr. Lipinsky has spoken on several occasions to attorneys throughout the State of California on litigating and trying employment law cases.

Mr. Lipinsky is co-author of “Inside the Minds: Representing Employees in Sexual Harassment Cases,” Thompson Reuters (2012).

Honors & Awards

2012 to Present

“AV” Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Top Attorneys of the Inland Empire, Inland Empire Magazine

Super Lawyer- Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Super Lawyer Magazine

2013

“Street Fighter of the Year” Award Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California

“AV” Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Top Attorneys of the Inland Empire, Inland Empire Magazine

Super Lawyer- Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Super Lawyer Magazine
2014

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, National Trial Lawyers Association

Whistleblower Attorney of the Year- California, Corporate Intl Magazine

Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

“AV” Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Top Attorneys of the Inland Empire, Inland Empire Magazine

Super Lawyer- Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Super Lawyer Magazine

2015

Premier 100 Ranking, American Academy of Trial Lawyers

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, National Trial Lawyers Association

Whistleblower Attorney of the Year- California, Corporate Intl Magazine

Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

“AV” Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Top Attorneys of the Inland Empire, Inland Empire Magazine

Super Lawyer- Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Super Lawyer Magazine

2016

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, National Trial Lawyers Association

Whistleblower Attorney of the Year- California, Corporate Intl Magazine

Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

“AV” Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Top Attorneys of the Inland Empire, Inland Empire Magazine

Super Lawyer- Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Super Lawyer Magazine

2017

Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, National Trial Lawyers Association

Whistleblower Attorney of the Year- California, Corporate Intl Magazine

Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

“AV” Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Top Attorneys of the Inland Empire, Inland Empire Magazine

Super Lawyer- Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Super Lawyer Magazine

Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America

Wall Street Journal Best Attorneys in Southern California

Professional Associations

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member (2018 to present)

Trial Lawyers Charities of Los Angeles, Honorary Board of Governors Member (2016 to present)

University of La Verne, Department of Legal Studies Advisory Committee Member (2011 to present)

Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire Member/Board Member (2010 to Present. Currently President)

Consumer Attorneys of California Member/Board of Governors Member (1999 to present)

Western San Bernardino Bar Association Member/Board Member  (2010 to present. Past-President)

National Employment Lawyers Association Member (2002 to present)

California Employment Lawyers Association Member (2000 to present)

Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Member (2012 to present)

American Association for Justice Member (2000 to present)

Riverside County Bar Association Member (2000 to present)

Press

“Bank of America Loses $3M Claim,” Investment News Magazine, October 23, 2006

Speaking Engagements

Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire/Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Palm Springs Conference- Recent Developments in Employment Law (2018)

Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Conference: Litigating Sexual Harassment Cases Update (2017)

Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire/Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Palm Springs Conference- Deposing the HR Representative: The Gift that Keeps on Giving (2017)

Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire/Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Palm Springs Conference- The U.S. Supreme Court and Class Action Litigation (2016)

The Knowledge Group- Latest Developments in Employment Discrimination Law (2015)

Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Conference: Litigating Sexual Harassment Cases (2015)

Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire/Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Palm Springs Conference- Sexual Harassment in Employment (2015)

Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Conference- Deposition Skills Seminar (2014)

Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Conference- Trial Preparation With The Masters (2013)

Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire/Orange County Trial Lawyers Association Palm Springs Conference- The Top 10 Employment Law Developments for 2012-2013    (2013)

California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference- 2013 Member Victory Panel
(2013)

Karma International Annual Awards Retreat- The Power of Philanthropy (2007)

SHRM Annual Conference- Employment Litigation from a Plaintiff’s Lawyer’s Perspective (2005)

Fair Housing Continuing Education Class -California Fair Employment and Housing Act    (2001)

Publications

Co-Author, Inside the Minds: Representing Employees in Sexual Harassment Cases, Thompson Reuters, 2012

Co-Author, The Game Behind the Games: Unscrupulous Agents in College Athletics, 17 Loyola Entertainment Law Journal 439, 1997